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The Fox's Knob

A Song About A Different Fox

Look at the lyric of Daddy Fox below and listen to the music file. See if you can sing along.

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Daddy Fox
Daddy Fox he went out one chilly night
He prayed to the moon for to give him light
For he'd many, many miles to go that night
Before he came to his den-O, den-O, den-O
Before he came to his den-O
He'd many, many miles to go that night
Before he came to his den-O.

So he grabbed a grey goose by the neck
And he throwed a duck all across his back
And he heeded not their quivy, quivy, quack
Nor the legs all dangling down-O, down-O, down-O
Nor the legs all dangling down-O
He heeded not their quivy, quivy, quack
Nor the legs all dangling down-O.

Then old mother Twiddle-Twaddle jumped out of bed
And out of the window she stuck her little head
Crying "O-John-O now the grey goose is dead
And the fox is away to his den-O, den-O, den-O
The fox is away to his den-O"
"O-John-O now the grey goose is dead
And the fox is away to his den-O".

So John then he rode to the top of the hill
He blowed his little horn both loud and shrill
'Play on' said Reynard 'with your music still
While I trot away to my den-O, den-O, den-O
While I trot away to my den-O"
'Play on' said Reynard 'with your music still
While I trot away to my den-O".

Then old Daddy Fox and his cubs and his wife
They cut up the goose without any knife
Saying "I never ever had such a supper in my life
And the cubs they can pick on the bones-O, bones-O, bones-O
The cubs they can pick on the bones-O".
"I never ever had such a supper in my life
And the cubs they can pick on the bones-O".

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